Meat Allergies

Was it someone on here that was experiencing a sudden onset bad reaction to meat? Can't remember who it was....

Anyway, it's apparently not that uncommon now. A doctor on Long Island has hundreds of cases.

http://riverheadlocal.com/2016/10/07/human-disease-environmental-destruction-impacts-oversized-deer-herd-north-fork-real/

In addition to Lyme disease, babesiosis and Borrelia miyamotoi, a new and potentially deadly tick-triggered meat allergy has been introduced into our area. Known as alpha-gal meat allergy, it begins with the bite of the lone star tick. The bite triggers an allergic reaction to meat in an individual and can cause a host of symptoms ranging from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Dr. Erin McGintee, an allergy specialist at ENT and Allergy Associates in Southampton and an expert in the alpha-gal meat allergy, says the number of cases has risen dramatically since 2009 when it was first discovered. Presently McGintee has over 350 patients with the allergy and more being diagnosed every week.

The alpha-gal meat allergy is not considered a tick-borne disease because it doesn’t cause an infection.

“It’s not an infection. It can come from any lone star tick,” McGintee said. “We don’t know why some people develop it and others don’t. Tick bites from the lone star tick induce the body to start making this allergy antibody against a component of meat that we call alpha-gal for short,” she said.
 

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Was it someone on here that was experiencing a sudden onset bad reaction to meat? Can't remember who it was....

Anyway, it's apparently not that uncommon now. A doctor on Long Island has hundreds of cases.

http://riverheadlocal.com/2016/10/07/human-disease-environmental-destruction-impacts-oversized-deer-herd-north-fork-real/
It was JazzLady.
Yep, it was me and I've had it twice. Fortunately for me, it has gone away over time but I know others who still have it after years.
 
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